What is life without without dessert? Happy Tummy is here to give you your sugar fix, whether you are vegan, lactose or gluten intolerant or are simply craving some sweet treats that won’t leave you with a guilty conscience.
There is a decent variety of vegan and lactose-free substitutes that can be used while baking, and they can fit nicely into a low-calorie diet. You can actually make a perfectly delicious dessert without having to use milk, eggs or butter. Vegan options for dairy milk include soy milk, produced by soaking dried soybeans and grinding them in water, almond milk, manufactured from almonds with a creamy texture and nutty taste, as well as delicious coconut milk.
Dairy-free coconut cream is also a handy trick to make your very own fluffy vegan whipped cream. You can also replace eggs with ground flax seed, applesauce (1/4 cup for one egg) or bananas; and vegetable shortening is the magic ingredient you can use instead of dairy butter and margarine.
All of the above ingredients are available in Egyptian supermarkets; however, they might come at relatively expensive prices.
To make a delicious gluten-free sweet, dessert lovers can substitute wheat with coconut flower, almond flower (homemade), oats (might contain trace amounts of gluten) or simply use gluten-free wheat.
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Vegan/gluten free Churros
1 cup water
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour (you can use almond or coconut flour for gluten-free churros)
½ cup sugar and vanilla
Oil, for deep frying
1.In a small pot, heat water and oil.
2.When they start to boil, add the vanilla and flour and stir quickly until a dough is formed.
3.Leave dough to cool.
4.Heat oil. Using a piping bag drop finger-sized shapes into the oil and deep-fry until golden.
5.Roll churros in cinnamon-sugar mix and serve hot
Vegan/gluten free black bean brownies
1 can black beans
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup oats
¼ tsp salt
1/5 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp sugar
¼ cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla
½ tsp baking powder
1.Grind oats then place with all other ingredients in a food processor and blend until soft.
2.Paint baking tray with oil, sprinkle with cocoa and pour in mixture.
3.Bake for 20 minutes.
Vegan strawberry ice cream
1 can coconut cream
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup maple syrup
Dash lemon juice
1.Place ingredients in a food processor and blend till smooth.
2.Pour into a deep container and place in freezer.
3.Take it out of freezer and stir quickly every 30 minutes, for three or four hours.
4.Leave to set.